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TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline refutes the idea that Oklahoma redshirt junior DT Charles Walker should go in the top two rounds.

According to Pauline, there was an "opinion in some circles that Walker projects as a top 60 choice but its an opinion I never bought into," Pauline wrote. "He’s somewhat explosive but Walker is also a defensive lineman with a very inconsistent game." For instance, Walker had only one tackle against Ohio State. In fact, Walker has only five tackles all season. "Walker does not stand out in any single aspect to justify a top 90 selection," Pauline wrote. Walker was named to All-Big 12 Second Team by the league’s coaches and ESPN.com after last season.
Sep 23 - 5:27 PM

Oklahoma redshirt freshman G Cody Ford will miss the remainder of the 2016 season due to a broken leg.

Ford broke his leg in the first quarter of Saturday's loss to Ohio State. The 6-foot-3, 332-pounder subsequently underwent surgery to repair the injury. He entered the game as a starter. Oklahoma will have a few extra days to sort out their battle plan to replace Ford, as the Sooners are on bye this coming weekend. They will travel to Fort Worth to do battle with TCU on October 1.
Sep 20 - 2:01 PM

Oklahoma HC Bob Stoops is shutting off the media availability for some of his players due to comments made by freshman QB Austin Kendall prior to Saturday's Ohio State showdown.

Kendall called Ohio State's defense "basic" and predicted that Baker Mayfield would "light them up." That did not come to pass, of course, as Mayfield and the Sooners managed just 24 points in the blowout loss. Stoops is trying to prevent the bulletin board material. With two losses on the ledger, Oklahoma will have to hope for multiple dominoes to fall -- while running the slate in their final nine games -- if they want a shot at returning to the Playoff.
Sep 19 - 3:20 PM

No Big 12 teams reside in the top 15 of the latest AP Top 25 poll.

Baylor did manage to rise several spots, jumping from No. 21 to No. 16, but that is as high as the Big 12 reaches in this week's poll. Texas dropped from No. 11 to No. 21 with their loss to Michigan State while Oklahoma nearly tumbled out of the poll completely following their blowout defeat at the hands of Ohio State. They are clinging on at No. 25 after opening the season rubbing shoulders with the likes of Alabama and Clemson.
Sep 19 - 12:54 PM

Oklahoma redshirt sophomore TE Mark Andrews caught four passes for 57 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 45-24 loss to Ohio State.

Andrews caught a four-yard touchdown pass with 4:11 remaining in the fourth quarter, but unfortunately for the Sooners, that merely served as cosmetic effect in the dismantling. The 6-foot-5, 245-pound redshirt sophomore has been a touchdown magnet through three games, with four of his nine catches this season going for scores.
Sep 18 - 12:50 AM

Ohio State DC Greg Schiano compared Oklahoma redshirt junior QB Baker Mayfield's style of play to that of Brett Favre.

Schiano had the joy of trying to prep for Favre when he served as secondary coach for the Chicago Bears. Mayfield is giving him a few flashbacks. Said Schiano, "He's that unpredictable. He'll be scrambling this way and chuck it that way. How do you coach [against] that other than be disciplined and stay with your guys? That's the kind of really fine athlete that he is." Through two games, the 6-foot-1, 209-pound Sooner star has passed for 567 yards with a 5/0 TD/INT ratio. Schiano and the Buckeyes will try to rattle his cage on Saturday.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 16 - 5:34 PM

Oklahoma freshman QB Austin Kendall said that redshirt junior QB Baker Mayfield will "light [Ohio State's defense] up" on Saturday.

Shots fired. Said Kendall, "I think they have a really basic defense. I think we can go out there and, I mean, Baker [Mayfield], he’ll light them up. I’m really looking forward to it. If my number’s called, I think I can do the same." The 6-foot-1, 209-pound Mayfield opened the season throwing for 323 yards and a pair of touchdowns against Houston before following that performance up with 244 passing yards and a trio of touchdowns against Louisiana Monroe this past weekend. Ohio State's defense has forced nine turnovers this season, best in the country.
Sep 15 - 3:44 PM

Oklahoma president David Boren indicated that Big 12 expansion shouldn't be considered a given.

"I wouldn’t take expansion as a given. I wouldn’t take it as a sure thing," Boren said following a meeting of the board of regents. He is actually in favor of expansion, so these comments aren't being given a spin of bias. The Big 12 has been narrowing its contenders down over the past month-and-a-half, with Houston, Cincinnati, BYU, UConn, UCF and USF all reportedly still in the mix to join the conference. Assuming anybody joins the conference.
Sep 15 - 12:57 PM

Oklahoma junior RB Samaje Perine (shoulder) rushed for 58 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries in Saturday's 59-17 win over Louisiana Monroe.

Perine suffered a left shoulder injury in the season-opening loss to Houston. Somewhat predictably, HC Bob Stoops declined to overwork his 5-foot-11, 243-pound against Louisiana Monroe. Joe Mixon led the Sooners with 117 yards rushing. Assuming a clean practice week, Perine figures to be fully unleashed against the Buckeyes next Saturday.
Sep 10 - 10:53 PM

Oklahoma redshirt junior QB Baker Mayfield completed 14-of-20 passes for 244 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 59-17 win over Louisiana Monroe.

Mayfield was flinging it all over the field in this one, hitting on a 39-yard touchdown pass to Mark Andrews with just over two minutes bled off the clock in the first quarter and later notching a 62-yard scoring pass to Nick Basquine. The 6-foot-1, 209-pound gunslinger has thrown for 567 yards and a 5/0 TD/INT ratio through two games. A monster home showdown with Ohio State awaits the Sooners next weekend.
Sep 10 - 10:46 PM

Oklahoma suspended senior DE Austin Roberts and DL Matt Dimon for Saturday's game against UL-Monroe.

If you guessed the suspension is due to a "violation of team rules," then you win. Oklahoma is coming off a loss to Houston, possibly ending their College Football Playoff chances. Roberts played in five games last season.
Source: Ruf Writers
Sep 10 - 11:42 AM

Oklahoma redshirt junior QB Baker Mayfield took responsibility for the team's second half struggles against Houston.

"That's all on me," Mayfield said. "[The receivers] got open. That's all on me as the leader of the team and the captain. It's my job to deliver the ball. They got open for me. They did their part." Houston shut down Oklahoma in the second half, limiting them to six points in two quarters. Mayfield threw for 323 yards and two touchdowns, but his performance did not live up to those numbers. He is an erratic mover in the pocket, both in clean and closing situations. That can be a difficult style to sustain.
Source: ESPN
Sep 6 - 11:02 AM

Oklahoma redshirt sophomore RB Joe Mixon rushed for 47 yards and a touchdown on six carries in the school's 33-23 loss to Houston.

Mixon added five receptions for 77 yards, including a ridiculous 60 yard bobbling grab. Mixon was suspended for the entire 2014 season and flashes last year, but this performance was even better. Mixon looked explosive up the middle and hauled in the difficult catch as a receiving threat. Mixon and Samaje Perine are a nice duo in the backfield.
Sep 3 - 4:25 PM

Oklahoma HC Bob Stoops said that junior RB Samaje Perine initially suffered his shoulder injury during the first series of Saturday's loss to Houston.

Stoops relayed that Perine was hit twice on his left shoulder. The first hit occurred on the opening series. The 5-foot-11, 243-pounder stayed in after that one, but exited in the second quarter after taking a hard whack on the arm following a medium gain. Trainers were subsequently seen testing the shoulder under the pads. While Perine did eventually return to action, his status for next weekend's game against Louisiana-Monroe is now up in the air.
Sep 3 - 4:03 PM

Oklahoma redshirt junior QB Baker Mayfield completed 24 of 33 attempts for 323 yards and two touchdowns in the school's 33-23 loss to Houston.

Those passing stats look great, but Mayfield really struggled at times in this game. Houston's defense was aggressive and active, and Mayfield left clean pockets and put more pressure on the offense than was necessary at times. Yes, winning outside of structure is part of Mayfield's game, but it is difficult to sustain.
Sep 3 - 3:46 PM


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